Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 January 2016, 06:45   #41
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poly View Post
Is that what someone of no fixed adobe uses to stay afloat
Top marks Mister P.
__________________

__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2016, 11:00   #42
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 225
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 977
Quote:
Originally Posted by poly View Post
poly's rant on how to save lives at no cost with kill cords tomorrow!
if your mission is to make better use of the existing low tech solution all it needs it a very simple change. Rather than sharing one kill cord between all drivers and disconnecting the "user" end to swap between drivers if you make the standard operating procedure that the kc remains "permanently" attached to trusted users pfd (you do wear a pfd don't you?) then the practice is to disconnect the engine (or remote control) end of the cord every time you leave the console - either to go ashore, to swap drivers etc. That practice - which quickly becomes a "discipline" means that there is never a dangling cord not attached to anyone. The only time this sort of approach is unsuitable is in really dodgy conditions where you might not want to risk turning the engine off - i assume the skipper is competent to risk assess that and work around it appropriately.
Agree 100%, I have kill cord attached to my Life jacket, as does my wife (usual crew).
I have a spare attached to the rear of my seat, close enough to be reached by hand from helm position but far enough away not to reach the attachment point so it can't be used unless you move it from its storage location.
__________________

__________________
Starovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2016, 18:02   #43
Member
 
idsebby's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: WAterford
Boat name: na
Make: Rimini
Length: 5m +
Engine: dt85
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 237
All I want to say is that I used to be a Gondola pilot and we served wine on many of our cruises... It's really hard to open a bottle while balancing on the back of a gondola. To make a long story short I got an amazing cork screw that probably saved me falling in the drink. Don't knock people for trying to change simple things.
__________________
idsebby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2016, 19:26   #44
RIBnet supporter
 
MustRib's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,048
maybe open the wine before you get on the gondola .... just sayin....
__________________
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 00:55   #45
Spammer
 
Country: Canada
Town: Southern Ontario
Boat name: -Unknown-
Make: SeaMax
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc/Minn Kota
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 216
Of course not. The cheap unit is for the single fisherman/boater that is, out alone. Made of a variety of 'off the shelf ' components. The commercial model is a completely different item that would sell -commercially in the thousands. After checking my last post I believe it was clear 1 person v 8-12.
__________________
Nightfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 01:04   #46
Spammer
 
Country: Canada
Town: Southern Ontario
Boat name: -Unknown-
Make: SeaMax
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc/Minn Kota
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 216
Hopefully, I'll have it made and installed by early spring, then as I mentioned earlier, post a list of parts as well as pictures that anyone interested may build one.

On another note, just finished making the remote control including electric steering for what was a tiller controlled electric trolling motor (Min Kota Endura C60). Turned-out to be more work than I had thought during the design stage. Since there was not enough room on the stern for the electric and outboard, the electric can now be mounted on the bow but controlled from the rear of boat.
__________________
Nightfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 01:10   #47
Spammer
 
Country: Canada
Town: Southern Ontario
Boat name: -Unknown-
Make: SeaMax
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc/Minn Kota
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 216
POLY,
If you don't mind, start your own wise crack thread. This thread is about Marine Electronics, particularly here - a Safety Shut-Off wireless device.
THANK YOU.
__________________
Nightfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 02:40   #48
RIBnet supporter
 
MustRib's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightfisher View Post
POLY,
If you don't mind, start your own wise crack thread. This thread is about Marine Electronics, particularly here - a Safety Shut-Off wireless device.
THANK YOU.
So I am trying really hard to understand why you want to make something that
already exists in the market.
The Raymarine product effectively does exactly what you are proposing your
product would do. It doesnt start a strobe flashing in a specific location
on the boat, although its no doubt possible to do that as it starts an audible alarm.
And it doesnt shut off the outboard, as you propose,
but I cant help feeling that would be a tad inconvenient
and in some circumstances dangerous when someone on your boat is trying to recover you.

Please can you explain what your unique selling point is over the Raymarine
lifetag system?

I read about your remote steering quest for the electric outboard, but thought
why couldn't I steer the boat with the main outboard like a rudder,
if the electic outboard is mounted on the bow ? I have seen aux engines on
transoms with little clearance between them and the main outboard,
so they are locked off in the straight ahead position if required,
and the main outboard does the steering.
And then I read about the Mina Kota I-pilot system, which is a remote control
wireless system thats fits to the trolling motor and gives you control with a handset
whether bow or stern mounted, using GPS it will keep you over the same spot,
a clever piece of kit. Seems like you could have saved yourself a bit of time and effort there.

You know a lot of the guys on this forum are very experienced boaters, and
would be your hardest people to convince about a new product.
They dont suffer fools gladly and can be gritty sometimes, so dont
be discouraged, it just makes you think about what your going to post
a little more I find.
I applaud your efforts to improve anything safety related,
so really am intrigued as to what is new special or different about
your MOB tag idea. It's just that after 5 pages into the thread
am still not seeing it.
__________________
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 03:13   #49
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by MustRib View Post
So I am trying really hard to understand why you want to make something that
already exists in the market.
The Raymarine product effectively does exactly what you are proposing your
product would do. It doesnt start a strobe flashing in a specific location
on the boat, although its no doubt possible to do that as it starts an audible alarm.
And it doesnt shut off the outboard, as you propose,
but I cant help feeling that would be a tad inconvenient
and in some circumstances dangerous when someone on your boat is trying to recover you.

Please can you explain what your unique selling point is over the Raymarine
lifetag system?

I read about your remote steering quest for the electric outboard, but thought
why couldn't I steer the boat with the main outboard like a rudder,
if the electic outboard is mounted on the bow ? I have seen aux engines on
transoms with little clearance between them and the main outboard,
so they are locked off in the straight ahead position if required,
and the main outboard does the steering.
And then I read about the Mina Kota I-pilot system, which is a remote control
wireless system thats fits to the trolling motor and gives you control with a handset
whether bow or stern mounted, using GPS it will keep you over the same spot,
a clever piece of kit. Seems like you could have saved yourself a bit of time and effort there.

You know a lot of the guys on this forum are very experienced boaters, and
would be your hardest people to convince about a new product.
They dont suffer fools gladly and can be gritty sometimes, so dont
be discouraged, it just makes you think about what your going to post
a little more I find.
I applaud your efforts to improve anything safety related,
so really am intrigued as to what is new special or different about
your MOB tag idea. It's just that after 5 pages into the thread
am still not seeing it.
I would have read your very long and no doubt interesting post, but I'm too busy inventing a telephone that doesn't need wires...

:-P
__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2016, 03:23   #50
RIBnet supporter
 
MustRib's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
I would have read your very long and no doubt interesting post, but I'm too busy inventing a telephone that doesn't need wires...

:-P
Oooo - good - I can use it to call you until you finish your plans for a
a system of messages using the world wide web
__________________
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.